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Old 04-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Question BesTop Bikini Top Compatibility?

Hey guys I was just cruising craigslist and someone is selling a strapless bikini top with a windshield channel for 35 bucks. I went on the bestop website and according to the part number from the picture it's made for a 97-02 Wrangler..and they don't make them for newer wranglers. Does anyone have any experience with, or know off hand if this would fit something newer? I have an '05 Unlimited...if I can put it on with little or no modification I think I'll pick it up..

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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If the windshield channel (also commonly called the header) is the type the requires you drill holes into the windshield frame for its mounting screws, which is actually the type I prefer, it won't fit your '05 without extra work. The plastic trim around the inside of the windhield frame is in the way for that type of header. I made that type of header work with my '04 but it took a while which involved removing the plastic trim from the top of the windshield frame. I was able to replace the plastic back over the top of the new channel with some extra work.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Jerry, just checked it out and it is the drill in style..I appreciate the help!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #4
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They have a no drill style that works pretty well.
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